Dabbling in Monochrome

lightning BWSome time ago a friend of mine got into this fun Facebook challenge called the Black & White Challenge, wherein the one challenged would have to post 1 black and white photo per day for 5 days, all in the name of fun.

For the challenge’s first day, I took the above picture from the quay in a seaside restaurant in Bacolod City. We were waiting for our dinner to be served when I noticed the lightning over yonder, so I took the chance to shoot and see what comes out, and this was the best I could get under the circumstances.

ruins BWOn the second day, I chose this photo from the famous The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. This mansion was the home of a prominent family set in the middle of a sugarcane field in the 1900’s, but was burned down during World War II.

fountain BWFor the third day, this photo was taken at The Fountain Court, SM Lanang Premiere, Davao City.

pray BWThe fourth shot was taken at Ardent (Hot) Spring Resort, in Camiguin.

boulevard BWThe fifth and final shot, taken at Dumaguete Boulevard at dawn.

For me, it was a challenge because as a relative beginner to photography, I still don’t know how to properly compose pictures, and I don’t have that many pictures to choose from. Add to that, I don’t have much experience converting photos to black and white, so this was a learning challenge for me.

When the challenge ended, I was exhausted from trying to find a picture that was somehow good enough to convert to black and white. This was only 5 pictures, yet I was drained. Mad props goes out to the people who have made photography their life’s work, who make a living out of it. It’s not an easy job, and I salute you for it.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

About franciscolme

I've had fantasies of touring all the 7,107 islands (well, I guess not ALL of them) of the Philippines on a bike ever since I was introduced to riding folding bikes over a year ago; it sure has opened up a whole new world, or rather, a new perspective in seeing the places I used to frequent. Touring on a bicycle has shown me sights I rarely see when riding in any other means of transportation. It allows me to take time and absorb the sights and sounds each place has to offer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Lens Reflections

Photography & Musings by B.M. Bailey

A Profound Unknown

Jumping into the beauty of the unseen.

HEIGHTS of CRAZYNESS

Photoblog depicting my Dreams & Explorations with some Crazyness

TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams

Globe Drifting

Global issues, travel, photography & fashion. Drifting across the globe; the world is my oyster, my oyster through a lens.

1001 Scribbles

Random and Abstract Lines

Kolby Skidmore

PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN

LEANNE COLE

Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

chasingmailboxes.wordpress.com/

2 wheels 2 feet. washington d.c.

ICI & LA NATURE PICTURES

Walk and Bike in France. www.icietlanature.com

Jan's Excursions

Into the views of an alien eye

Koko's Korner

Conquering the world, one pedal stroke at a time.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: